Whats best

#1
Err hi

Whats best in regards to running, do i eat and drink loads before or after a run and are the old vitamin pills worth a bash ???
 
#2
Jiblit said:
Err hi

Whats best in regards to running, do i eat and drink loads before or after a run and are the old vitamin pills worth a bash ???
Vodka. Lots of it. Couple of cyanide capsules too.
What do you think? Think it through, slowly now 8O
 
#4
follow the example as was on band of brothers - have a big spag bol then go for a run
 
#6
Light meal 2 hours or so before you run, make sure you are hydrated. If your piss is yellow then you are dehydrated, it should be clear. Water is fine for short runs, afterwards make sure you take on water.

Works for me
 
#7
polar69 said:
Light meal 2 hours or so before you run, make sure you are hydrated. If your piss is yellow then you are dehydrated, it should be clear. Water is fine for short runs, afterwards make sure you take on water.

Works for me
Doesn't even need to be 2 hours before, do what works for you.
Same with water, some people get along differently at different times.
Can take the piss to both extremes and have too much and too little too.
No one can tell you specifics, find out ffs.

P.S I forgot to say, stop asking and just run you bastard :D There is no secret
 
#8
Like I said "Works for me" May not work for you.



Some guys can roll out of bed have a slash and do 5 miles before work, some can't, what works for others may not work for you. However I am basing my advice on experience and the fact I am fcuking brilliant.


So there. :p
 
#9
yeah common sense told me that today Polar, i had to cut short and make my run today a 3 miler, left my water at home, like i say the thought of passing out on a busy road just before sunset didn't appeal and the headlights on the cars wern't making it any easier.
 
#10
polar69 said:
Like I said "Works for me" May not work for you.



Some guys can roll out of bed have a slash and do 5 miles before work, some can't, what works for others may not work for you. However I am basing my advice on experience and the fact I am fcuking brilliant.


So there. :p
I am also brilliant.

Training runs or racing?

After a sunday roast do you feel like smashing out a six-miler, or crashing out on the settee?

About 45 mins before morning runs have a light breakfast - bowl of cereal or egg on toast, something like that. Light lunch before pm runs. Run before your evening meal or you end up not relaxing in the evening.

Trial and error, work out for yourself what suits you best.
 
#11
Jiblit said:
yeah common sense told me that today Polar, i had to cut short and make my run today a 3 miler, left my water at home, like i say the thought of passing out on a busy road just before sunset didn't appeal and the headlights on the cars wern't making it any easier.
Another point there, some of us can feck off for miles upon mile without water. You can't. It varies.
 
#12
Jiblit said:
yeah common sense told me that today Polar, i had to cut short and make my run today a 3 miler, left my water at home, like i say the thought of passing out on a busy road just before sunset didn't appeal and the headlights on the cars wern't making it any easier.
Would passing out on a busy road just after sunrise be more acceptable?

Admin fail. :x

FFS. You'll be asking for a printable stag-rosta next!! :D
 
#13
Fair point !!!!

But it was getting dark and the roads were getting busy, one wrong foot and id have been diving into a barbed wire fence.
 
#14
Before I became old and decrepit, last year, I used to do my running at night after an afternoon of drinking lots of water whilst at work. On return from run, shower change and eat.

What veg do you eat with a stag rosta :)
 
#15
johnboyzzz said:
Before I became old and decrepit, last year, I used to do my running at night after an afternoon of drinking lots of water whilst at work. On return from run, shower change and eat.

What veg do you eat with a stag rosta :)
Mmmmmmmmm, venison gulasch! That would have to be sauteed potatoes. Lovely after a winter training run and cooks while you're out running.
 
#16
johnboyzzz said:
Before I became old and decrepit, last year, I used to do my running at night after an afternoon of drinking lots of water whilst at work. On return from run, shower change and eat.
Wot he said!

ps JBZ - I'm old and decrepit and still running :lol:
 
#17
End of the day, you don't see a cheetah going "phwoar, could do with a bit of nibbles before I run, bit of a catch 22 mind when the target is that fecking gazelle...."
Just as you don't warm up before a real scrap, don't be a ponce about the specifics of ritual for a run. Variety is good.
 
#18
GrizzlyPanda said:
End of the day, you don't see a cheetah going "phwoar, could do with a bit of nibbles before I run, bit of a catch 22 mind when the target is that fecking gazelle...."
Just as you don't warm up before a real scrap, don't be a ponce about the specifics of ritual for a run.
Your right mate, i went out and done a 10 miler the other day, pretty much first light, couple uv slices of toast couple uv fags and buum fookin great and felt good right after. now a couple of days before that i done half that same route and i stopped 3 times :? go figure :eek:
 
#19
Jiblit said:
GrizzlyPanda said:
End of the day, you don't see a cheetah going "phwoar, could do with a bit of nibbles before I run, bit of a catch 22 mind when the target is that fecking gazelle...."
Just as you don't warm up before a real scrap, don't be a ponce about the specifics of ritual for a run.
Your right mate, i went out and done a 10 miler the other day, pretty much first light, couple uv slices of toast couple uv fags and buum fookin great and felt good right after. now a couple of days before that i done half that same route and i stopped 3 times :? go figure :eek:
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Unfortunately we can't have linear progression.

Peaks and troughs
 
#20
Its horses for courses. I knock out three or four early morning 10k'ers a week, following a couple of handfuls of dried fruit, a spoonful of peanut butter and a glass of water/juice.
Mind you, I'm probably still being fuelled at that time by the midnight snack I eat after an hours late night rowing or swimming.
You need to find what works for you, but fluids are the key. Your body can actually do a lot on comparatively little food, but allow yourself to become dehydrated, and you'll struggle big time.
 

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